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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:
2 day intensive and online
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 12 hours on-campus (2 day intensive) 24 hours online tutorials |
Total Time Commitment:
Students are expected to devote approximately 9 hours per week to this subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
School of Nursing and Social Work
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3053 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9400
F: +61 3 9347 4375
This subject is structured around three interconnected areas that relate to informed decision making for improving health outcomes and encouraging healthy behaviours: decision making by health care providers, decision making by health care recipients and knowledge transfer between providers and recipients in the form of health education. The subject introduces students to principles of clinical decision making and diagnostic reasoning that underpin advanced practice. It articulates with other advanced practice subjects by considering the basis for clinical judgments and fosters the development of reflective processes as a means of personal and professional growth. Health belief models, life cycle stages and other determinants of decisions relating to health and illness are examined. The contextual and developmental influences on decision making are explored and particular attention is paid to the influence of education on decision making processes for both health service providers and recipients. A variety of learning experiences are provided to assist students to understand and contextualise the relationships between teaching, learning, health decision making, life cycle stages, cultural diversity and values. Students apply this knowledge to develop health education materials and health promotion strategies relevant to their own area of specialty for patients across the lifespan.
Following completion of this subject it is expected that the student will be able to:
• Discuss the factors influencing clinical decision making from the perspectives of health care providers and recipients;
|Recommended Texts:|| |
Recommended texts are identified during the first week of semester
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject students should have developed the ability to apply the generic skills of the Melbourne graduate and postgraduate to support advanced nursing practice by demonstrating:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
This subject has a multi-media tutorial component delivered via the University's on-line Learning Management System (LMS). Students must have access to appropriate computer facilities and the Internet.
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